Category Archives: Civil War

A Journey In the Seabord Slave States

A JOURNEY in the SEABOARD SLAVE STATES, WITH REMARKS ON THEIR ECONOMY By Frederick Law Olmstead… CONTENTS Journey to the Seaboard Slave States Chapter I – VIRGINIA Slave Labor – Overseers – A Coal Mine – Negro and English Miners – valuable Servants – … Continue reading

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Tom Collins’ Journal

Biographical Note: Tom Collins was the ancestor of a friend of mine, Dave Collins. I spent my early years visiting Dave on his farm farm, eating at his table, and never knew about Tom, until Dave’s house burned down. While … Continue reading

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Was It Jackson? A Close examination of Capt. Charles H. Weygant’s Mysterious Horseman, May 2d, 1863

WAS IT JACKSON? A Close examination of Capt. Charles H. Weygant’s Mysterious Horseman, May 2d, 1863 By Steve Haas On the evening of May 2, 1863, the 124th New York had a meeting with a group of Confederate horsemen. The … Continue reading

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They Did Their Job

“THE MEN MUST SEE US TODAY” Don Troiani Print The 124th New York Volunteers at Houck’s Ridge, Gettysburg, 1863 On the afternoon of July 2, 1863 a titanic struggle took place at Gettysburg between Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s First … Continue reading

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John Wilkes Booth killed Lincoln… but who killed John Wilkes Booth? | The Verge

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Lincoln and Sickles After Gettysburg, or Abraham LIncoln’s Religious Faith

This pamphlet was given to me by a descendant of Major General Daniel Sickles to thank me for my spirited defense of Major Sickles’ actions at Gettysburg. It is the ONLY account on record of the conversation between Major Sickles … Continue reading

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William Harrison Merritt

    from pages 80-81 & 82 of “Bolivar, N.Y. Pioneer Oil Town” by: John P. Herrick, The Ward Ritchie Press Los Angeles, Cal. 1952 Of the many oil region stories told to the writer, none surpasses in human interest … Continue reading

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